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Miracle Nets ESPY Award For Best Game

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The Miracle wouldn't have been award-winning if it wasn't for the best fans in the NFL.

The Eagles' 28-point fourth-quarter rally over the Giants which was capped off by the first-ever walk-off punt return in NFL history earned the ESPY Award for Best Game of the Year on Wednesday night.

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DeSean Jackson, whose 65-yard punt return won the game and essentially sealed the NFC East crown for the Eagles, and Jason Avant, who had the final key block on Jackson's return, accepted the award on behalf of the team. The award was determined by you the fans in an online vote.

"The Miracle at the New Meadowlands" was also named the NFL's Best Game of 2010 by NFL.com.

The Eagles trailed 31-10 with just over eight minutes left in the fourth quarter and all signs pointed to an easy Giants win. However, Michael Vick threw for two touchdown passes and rushed for 98 yards to help put the Eagles in position for the comeback. After Vick's 65-yard touchdown toss to Brent Celek cut the lead to 31-17, the most underrated play of the game took place when David Akers executed a perfect onside kick which was recovered by Riley Cooper.

Vick scored on a 4-yard touchdown run to put the Eagles within seven. The Eagles defense forced the Giants to punt the ball and Vick made them pay once again with a game-tying 13-yard touchdown toss to Jeremy Maclin. After the Giants offense went three-and-out came, punter Matt Dodge decided to give Jackson a chance to put the game away. After Jackson initially bobbled the return, Jackson found a hole in the Giants defense, quickly shifted into a high gear and silenced the sellout crowd at New Meadowlands Stadium.

The Eagles were also honored by the ESPYs for their Go Green campaign and commitment to the environment.

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